2018 has been an exciting year with lots of new things for us as well as places and things we have done before.
In this year we had a handfasting at The Chalice Wells Gardens in Glastonbury, definitely a first for us and we loved the gardens. Another first was also a handfasting at The Yew Tree Inn near Lewes, a very appropriate names pub for a handfasting and a beautiful placing with camping facilities and a marquee in the grounds for that important celebration party.
We returned to The Healing Weekend in Somerset this year after absence in 2017 but we had two lovely Celebrant friends take over our pitch for us. It was lovely catching up with other stall holders who did remember us and we got lots of lovely hugs and welcome backs. We had a really great weekend, meeting lots of people telling them about our work as Celebrants, giving healing and also offering the Handfastings on the field. We are already booked in for this years Healing Weekend too.
More exciting News was when we were contacted by not one but two venues in the Kent area, asking us if we would consider being their recommended Celebrant. After visiting and chatting we have accepted. The first is a new venue just outside Hamstreet in the grounds of a lovely old Hall House. There is lots of history in the house and grounds and has been in the same family for many years and they always wanted to hold weddings and now putting those plans together. All the family members have held their receptions in a marquee in the lovely grounds. On walking around the gardens there are some beautiful areas for Weddings or Handfastings too. We are really looking forward to working with Georgie and her team at https://courtlodgeorlestone.co.uk/wedding-venue-events-venue-kent/
The second venue that contacted us was another old property that has over the years been converted into a high class restaurant with facilities for weddings and receptions plus accommodation for the bridal party. Although they are licenced with the Registrar they have had so many couple asking if they could get married within the beautiful grounds they decided they didn’t wish to disappoint their couples, hence asking us to be part of their package. Again we are delighted and also looking forward to working with the team at http://www.frasersegerton.co.uk/hitched.html .
It was at the end of this year that we also joined a new venture called Whitstable Wedding Hub. The Whitstable Wedding Hub is a one stop shop of wedding suppliers on the High Street of Whitstable. You can walk in and look around and make an appointment to meet suppliers you would be interested in. There is also a meeting room set aside for appointments. Always worth a visit and we are happy to meet up with couples either at the shop, at a venue of their choice or in their own homes to discuss everything we can offer for their ceremonies. https://www.facebook.com/Whitstableweddinghub/
With lots that happened in 2018 we are certainly looking forward to 2019. One of the things we are going to be exploring is offering ceremonies in the lovely county of East Yorkshire. So if you are in that area do get in touch with us and we can let you know approximately times we will be in the area. Plus we will be in and around Somerset during July again so again if you are in that area too do get in touch.